As a first-year student, you may be anxious about the adjustment to the academic demands of college coursework. The Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Denison offers a variety of services and support designed to enrich and enhance the educational experience of all Denison students and support faculty/student interaction. This fall semester, we are pleased to offer an Academic Success Boot Camp the week of September 17.
This “Boot Camp” is not remedial; rather it helps students build upon their current approach to academics and develop greater competency and confidence in efficient study strategies and familiarization of academic resources across campus. Each day will focus on developing these skills:
- Organization & Time Management
- How to Critically Read & Annotate Texts
- Improving Note Taking Skills & Developing a Writing Process
- Study Strategies & Preparing for Exams
- Making use of Faculty Office Hours & Other Campus Resources
The four-day program will be held during the third week of classes (from Monday, September 17 to Thursday, September 20).
By that time in the semester, you should have a variety of reading materials and class notes for reference in applying the course techniques. The 50-minute course is offered five times each day to allow flexibility in academic and campus involvement schedules. You can attend one session per day at any time as each covers the same material during a given day: 11:30 am, 1:30, 3:30, 4:30 and 8 pm.
Please be sure to check your schedule to make sure you are available at one of these times during the four days of the program. Enrollment will be limited to students on a first-come-first-served basis.
If your schedule does not enable you to attend, we meet individually with students on any of the topics mentioned above related to academic success. You can stop by Higley 020 or call 740-587-6666 to make an appointment.
We hope you will consider this opportunity to build upon current study skills and learn new techniques to apply to the rigor of college academic expectations.